The AJRMHS and the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria [MDCAN], RSGHs are committed to meeting and upholding the highest standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We uphold the guides and norms of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).

Editorial Autonomy: The Editors and the Editorial board function with autonomy and independence in the editorial and financial decision-making processes of the journal in accordance with the WAME and ICMJE recommendations.

Conflict of Interest: The AJRMHS requires authors and reviewers to declare and complete the declaration of interest section in the author submission and peer review process.  All submitted manuscripts must include a ‘competing interest’s declaration’ as outlined in the author guidelines section. Authors are expected to list all competing interests (financial and non-financial). Where authors have no competing interests, the statement should read, “The authors have declared no competing interests.” Editors and reviewers are also required to declare any competing interests and will be excluded from the peer review process if a competing interest exists.

Plagiarism:  AJRMHS will subject all manuscripts to plagiarism checks following submission and through the manuscript review processes. Authors are therefore advised to utilize plagiarism software to ensure their manuscripts comply with plagiarism standards. Manuscripts with significant plagiarism will be rejected, and the author(s)’ institution may be notified.

Privacy Policy

This policy contains information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data and states guidelines governing any information under the possession of AJRMHS. By continuing to use this site, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy as amended periodically. All personal information entered in the journal’s website will be used exclusively for the stated purposes for which it was sent to this journal. It may also be used for statutory or other legitimate purposes. It will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. AJRMHS and the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria [MDCAN], Rivers State Government Hospitals (RSGHs) chapter are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. The personal information we collect usually includes but may not be limited to information required for your roles as authors, reviewers, readers, viewers, or advertisers registered on the website during your relationship with us and the services we provide you. We may also use this information to improve the quality of our customer service process.

For these purposes, we may collect the following personal information:

  • Name and contact details, such as, first, and last name, email address, postal address, telephone number
  • Job title, otheremployment, or education information, educational degree, discipline or field of practice
  • Computer, device and connection information, such as IP address, browser type, browserversion and location

Your personal information will be processed to the extent necessary for the performance of our obligations, and for the time necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information is collected, following our data retention policies and applicable data protection laws. When we no longer require your personal information, we will take all reasonable steps to remove it from our systems and records or anonymize it so that you can no longer be identified from it.

The legal basis upon which we process your personal data:

  • Toperform a contract with you
  • You have given your consent.
  • For our legitimate interests
  • In compliance with applicable data protection lawsto which we are subject

To protect your personal information, we have policies and minimum standards implemented across all our processes to keep your data safe. In addition, we limit access to your personal information by our employees, business partners, service providers and third-party service providers to a 'need-to-know' basis. We are committed to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your personal information and the way it is processed.

Browser Data

The AJRMHS collects information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website. This may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, our website pages that you visit, time and date of visit, time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, third party services may be used to collect, monitor, and analyze this data.


Cookies are data stored in small text files on your computer when you visit certain websites. AJRMHS uses cookies on our site for the following purposes:

  1. Gathering statistics on usage of our websites
  2. Improving the efficiency of our websites
  3. Monitoring traffic on our website

By using our website, you consent to our use of cookies. If you do not consent, you may disable cookies from your internet browser or discontinue use of our website.

Privacy Concerns

If you have questions about our privacy policy or wish to find out more about our data protection policies, please contact us at or at the following address:

African Journal of Research in Medical and Health Sciences,
Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association,
Rivers State University Teaching Hospital,
6-8 Harley Street, Port Harcourt,
Rivers State, Nigeria

Advertisements: AJRMHS offers a great opportunity to reach a large pool of doctors and other health personnel in Nigeria and other countries with information on products and services. Adverts are however, not published on the same page as scientific publications in compliance with our publication ethics. Advertisers will have no access or input in any manuscripts or other scientific content before publication. Advertisements do not reflect the opinions of AJRMHS however, only responsible advertising will be permitted. Requests for adverts can be sent to the editor at 

Disclaimer:  All opinions and the accuracy of information expressed by authors are those of the authors and do not in any way reflect the opinions or views of the AJRMHS. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure the accuracy of the information in their submitted manuscripts, in line with the disclosure and confidentiality forms that they are obliged to sign. AJRMHS does not give medical advice and will not be able to respond to inquiries about specific diseases, medical or surgical conditions, diagnoses, treatments and contacts of individuals andor corporate bodies.